Dr. Till Wahnbaeck is to be the new Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe. The 43-year-old historian follows Dr. Wolfgang Jamann, who has taken on a new role as director of Care International in Geneva.
Wahnbaeck has worked in a variety of private enterprise management positions and has carried out management duties at international level. Most recently he was active as managing director of the publisher Gräfe und Unzer. Wahnbaeck has shown that it is possible to combine a business position with social engagement.
I am proud to become a part of the Welthungerhilfe family.Dr. Till Wahnbaeck
He not only founded a non-profit business consultancy for social projects, but also led an educational foundation and helped AIDS sufferers in Tanzania by assisting their establishment of small enterprises. “I am proud to become a part of the Welthungerhilfe family. I consider it a stroke of luck and a particular challenge, that I can bring both my business and social skills to the position”, said Wahnbaeck after the vote.
“The personality, leadership style and social engagement from Dr. Wahnbaeck immediately convinced the executive committee and the management board. He will enrich the leadership of Welthungerhilfe”, explained Bärbel Dieckmann, President.
Dr. Wahnbaeck commences his new role on 1st May 2015.
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany; politically independent and non-denominational. It is fighting for ‘Zero Hunger by 2030’. Since its establishment, more than 8,500 overseas projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.27 billion euros. Welthungerhilfe works on the basic principle of help for self-help: from rapid disaster relief to reconstruction and long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.